Dominican Republic Curfew End Date – What is the current situation in the DR in August 2021?

Well, we have all been waiting for this for so long, and finally, it happened. Our team is incredibly pleased to inform you that August 9 – it is the official curfew end date, and from this date there will be no more curfew for some areas of the Dominican Republic! (source)

Now you can again spend your time outside for longer, and there is no specific hour when you need to go back home. But, nevertheless, do not forget about the pandemic. After all, some restrictions still exist. And everyone must follow them for our safety. So let’s talk about this in more detail.

Melia Punta Cana Beach

«Melia Punta Cana Beach» resort in August 2021

Where is there no curfew in the Dominican Republic now?

Well, it is known that there are already seven lucky areas. We hope that the list will be increased soon. After August 9, there is no curfew in such areas of the Dominican Republic:

  • Punta Cana
  • Bayahibe
  • Dominicus
  • Cap Cana
  • Bávaro
  • Uvero Alto
  • Santo Domingo

As a reminder, more recently, the Dominican Republic curfew was different on weekdays and weekends. A curfew was in effect from Monday to Friday from 10 pm to 5 am. And on the weekends from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. You can also familiarize yourself with the situation with COVID-19 and other restrictions, which were described in detail earlier in our article about COVID-19 restrictions.

As we can see now, most resorts will not face a curfew in the near future. Without a doubt, it is good news for us, because now there is even more time to enjoy your Caribbean vacation. It also gives you more options to travel around this beautiful country. That is why we need to comply with all requirements so that the situation does not worsen.

Restrictions during COVID-19 in the DR

1. Alcohol restrictions

Despite the lifting of the curfew, restrictions on the sale of alcohol remained. Well, the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited every day from midnight to 5 a.m.

2. Public events

Do not worry, you can still hang out with your friends or a big group of people but here are some requirements you need to follow. All you need is to have a permit to host the event and the occupancy rate is no more than 75%.

3. Outdoor spaces

The situation with outdoor spaces is pleasant. Parks and boardwalks, may be used only in compliance with the sanitary protocols in force.

4. The occupation level

It should be noted that the occupation level in hotel establishments is allowed up to 85%. Moreover, the capacity in the vehicles destined by the tourist establishments for their employees or tourists, is allowed up to 85%.

5. Compliance with sanitary & anti-epidemic measures

We must all be aware of our reality with the existence of COVID-19 and be careful. All requirements of anti-epidemic measures remain the same, and it is important to comply with them. Remember to wear a mask properly, keep the distance, wash and disinfect your hands.

The situation with other territories of the Dominican Republic?

Well, in the rest of the national territory, the rules have not changed. The curfew is every day from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. So, the established measures remain in force. We also need to say that the level of occupation in the excursions, the activities of ranch, the marine transport horse and aquatic parks is allowed up to 85%.

Also, we should mention that the government plans to cancel the curfew in other regions. But this will happen as soon as more than 70% of people are vaccinated.

In conclusion

As could be seen, there are already good changes and easing restrictions. The Dominican Republic curfew will be canceled on August 9 in seven districts that are popular among tourists. What does it mean? Well, it means that this is the perfect time to visit this wonderful country!

When you book with us, our company can guarantee you a safe holiday. All our properties are cleaned and disinfected, adhering to all the safety standards. Contact us if you want to have an unforgettable experience in Punta Cana. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to the Dominican Republic!

Watch our video about the current situation in
Melia Resort in August 2021

Melia Resort in August 2021

Video: Current situation in Melia Resort in August 2021


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the average temperature in Punta Cana in August?

The average temperature in August is 29°C (84.2°F).

2. What is the average night temperature in Punta Cana in August?

In general, the average night temperature in August is about 26.8°C (80°F).

3. Is August a good time to visit Dominican Republic?

If you are looking for a real Caribbean heat – August is the perfect option. Because August is one of the warmest months in Punta Cana.

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